Business & Professional Development

CBIZ partners with regional business and industry leaders to develop a vital economic future.

Business Bookkeeping Certificate is designed for those who want to become a bookkeeper or for small business owners who would like to understand bookkeeping better.  Increase your skills in payroll, QuickBooks®, Excel and tax knowledge to enable you to perform bookkeeping accurately and efficiently.

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Business Management

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Smart Start 6/5/2023
Accounting Basic Concepts 6/20/2023
QuickBooks Online® - Software Comprehensive 8/1/2023

Human Resources

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Course Date
SHRM Certification Prep 8/29/2023
SHRM Essentials of HR 6/1/2023


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The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity 6/6/2023
Supervision Certificate 9/13/2023
Supervision Survival Skills 9/13/2023
Creating a Culture of Brain Health in your Workplace 6/28/2023
The Art of Leadership 7/15/2023
Buddy to Boss 7/20/2023
Management Basics 5/16/2023
Fostering Diversity in the Workplace 6/15/2023
Introduction to Project Management 8/25/2023
Handling Conlfict 10/12/2023
Spanish for Manufacturing & Warehousing Online

Sales & Marketing

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Course Date
Sales Manager Online
Marketing Your Business on the Internet Online
Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners Online
Youtube for Business Online
Introduction to InDesign CC Online
Using Social Media in Business Online
Achieving Top Search Engine Results Online


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Para Educator Certificate 9/21/2023
Communication, Ethics, Confidentiality 9/21/2023
Roles & Responsibilities 10/12/2023
Behavior Improvement 11/2/2023
Early Childhood Certificate Level I  8/10/2023
Introduction to Early Childhood Education 8/10/2023
Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 10/24/2023

Business Management

Smart Start
Do you have a business idea or looking to purchase a business?  This workshop will guide you through what you need to know to launch your business and be successful.  Hear from local entrepreneur about how they started their business and lessons learned along the way.  Learn how to creat a business plan, conduct market research and estimate cost, prepare for a bank loan, legally organize the business and other license/permit requirements, record keeping and taxes, marketing ideas, and what financing options are avialable.  Receive a business plan template, step-by-step guide to opening your business, and other resources available to help you succeed!

#90707   $19
  SCC CBIZ, 111 J Clover
  M, Jun 5 5:30 - 7:30 PM



Accounting Basic Concepts
Designed for the non-accountant bookkeeper, office manager or owner of a business. Learn basic accounting terms including revenues, expenses, assets, and liabilities. Learn to build and read the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. Become familiar with accounting debits and credits as you learn how to record transactions in this hands-on course. This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate.

#90150   $449
  SCC CBIZ,110 B. Williams-Lowe
  Tue & Thu, Jun 20 - Jul 13 1 - 5 pm




QuickBooks Online Software Comprehensive
We make it easy to get comfortable with QuickBooks.  This course will address setting up your chart accounts, customer and vendor files, recurring transactions, and products/services you sell.  Learn how to manage money coming in including sales, invoicing, and deposits, and money going out by paying bills, booking credit card expenditures, and tracking expenses.  You'll learn how to reconcile accounts, track loans and loan payments, book fiexed assets, and use reports to understand your business, track sales trends and profitability, and prepare for tax time.  You'll leave knowing that you're doing a good job and can handle whatever QuickBooks sends your way. This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate.

#90708   $339
  SCC CBIZ,110 J Clover
  T & Th, Aug 1 & 3 1 - 5 PM



Human Resources

SHRM Certification Prep
Commit to Your Career. HR professionals like you are facing new and larger challenges each day due in part to a changing workforce, shifting legislation and regulations and so much more. Ensure you're prepared for these changes, and anything else thrown your way with SHRM's global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. Unlike memorization-based certification credentials, SHRM certification measures an HR professional's most critical skill: the ability to apply HR principles to real-life situations. No other exam compares. By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today's global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader. Network and collaborate with peers to share real-life examples and bring HR knowledge and competencies to life. The tuition includes the cost of instruction and the SHRM learning system (online and printed material). This course is provided through a partnership with North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC).  Register by 8/18/2023

#90152   $1,395
Zoom Online  
  T, Aug 29 - Nov 28 6:30 - 9 PM




SHRM Essentials of HR
Sharpen Your HR Skills to Face Today's Hr Issues SHRM, the leading global HR professional organization, has developed the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course, which teaches the HR knowledge, skills and competencies required for overall business success. Whether you are new to HR, or it's one of the many roles you fulfill at your company. In less than 20 hours of training time, you can cover the issues you need to reduce potentially costly lawsuits. The straightforward format ensures that HR concepts can be mastered and applied to real-life situations. This course is in partnership with North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC).

#86344   $699
  Online Nancy Troe
  Thu, Jun 1 - 29 6 - 9 PM



Workers' Compensation
Learn essential knowledge and skills of one of the most important and fastest-growing areas of law.  This course provides a solid foundation in worker's compensation law and greatly increase your chances of landing a job with a private law firm.

  Online $115


The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
We are overwhelmed today with the tsunami of information coming at us from email, texts, tweets, blogs and alerts along with the demands on our career and daily personal lives.  The burden of information impedes our ability to think clearly and make good decisions in our personal and professional lives.  Our time and energy are precious and must be guarded for us to stay above water.

#90763   $599
  SCC Virtual via Zoom M Reade
  Tue, Jun 6 8 am - 4:30 pm

Supervision Certificate
Leader, manager, supervisor, team leader – no matter what your official title, you're expected to get the job done through others. This course provides new and experienced supervisors with the tools and skills for building personal confidence in their leadership role. You will see the relevance of the training, rapidly acquire the skills, and quickly put them to use on the job. Attend all twelve modules and earn a certificate in Supervision. Our program is designed for anyone who manages people in manufacturing, retail, or service industries.

#90190   $1,195
  SCC CBIZ, 111 B Williams-Lowe
  W, Sep 13 - Dec 6 8 - 11 AM




Supervision Survival Skills
This training program is designed for new managers and non-managers interested in or identified for promotion. Knowledge gained in this program will enable you to avoid some of the hard lessons that come from on-the-job learning. Applicable in manufacturing, service, and retail organizations, this seminar presents the fundamental leadership and communication skills and techniques required to manage employees effectively. Content of this training covers the first two modules of the Supervision Certificate.

#90191   $199
  SCC CBIZ, 111 B Williams-Lowe
  W, Sep 13 & 20 1 - 4 PM




Creating a Culture of Brain Health in your Workplace
According to the NIH, 1 in 3 people are experiencing some type of brain health issues that can impact their engagement or productivity.  As leaders and managers, are you promoting better brain health in the workplace by creating a culture that values mental health needs and providing support without stigma?  We will provide insights on the importance of brain health strategies as well as reducing stigma.  Resiliency and reframing techniques will be shared on how to help individuals face challenges and maintain strong brain health.

#90717   $149
  Virtual L Schaefer
  W, Jun 28 9 - 10:30 AM




The Art of Leadership
This class covers the art of leadership; identifying the requirements for successful leaders, talk about the difference between leadership and management and identifying the qualities and characteristics of a competent and successful leader.  The objective is to enhance the superisory/leadership of supervisory and management personnel.

#90728   $129
  SCC CBIZ, 111 R Brentise
  S, Jul 15 8 AM - Noon




Buddy to Boss
One day, they are your co-workers and buddies - the people you socialize and take coffee breaks with.  Now, you're their boss.  Suddenly, you find yourself questioning what you should and shouldn't say to your former co-workers.  Your job is now about them and no longer all about you.  The challenge is not only in taking on the demands of a new, elevated role and the skills and knowledge required, but it is also in making the emotional and mental transition to that of manager.

#90160   $199
  SCC CBIZ, 103 H Woody
  Th, Jul 20 9 AM - Noon

Management Basics
Get the core skills you need to ensure success as a manager.  Discover the admired traits of managers and the fatal flaw that curtail one's success.  In this highly interactive session you will learn and put into practice how to build credibility, flex one's management style to fit the situation, building effective teams, as well as the topics of communication, delegation, professionalism and ethics.  This course provides the essence of managerial excellence.

#85781   $495
  SCC CBIZ, 103 Thomas Westbrook
  Tue, May 16 8 AM - 5 PM

Foster Diversity in the Workplace
Learn how people from different backgrounds and experiences contribute to the richness and the competitive edge of any organization.  Explore ways to create an atmosphere of inclusion, understanding and appreciation for individuals who will enhance creativity, collaboration and increase overall team performance.

#85744   $459
  SCC CBIZ, 103 C Peerman
  Th, Jun 15 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Introduction to Project Management
Increase your awareness of key project management behaviors. Participants will define a project, identify critical components for project management at each stage, and develop a personal action plan for applying project management skills.

#90158   $279
  SCC CBIZ 103 T Dean
  F, Aug 25 8 AM - 5 PM

Handling Conflict
One of the most difficult and most avoided topics in every company and relationship is that of conflict.  We all learn from our past in how we handle conflict with others.  Some of us have great examples and others, not so much.  Everyone experiences some degree of workplace conflict; therefore, we all deserve training on how to handle it most effectively, focusing on great results and best teaming relationships.  you will focus on conflict do's and don'ts.  Pay close attention to a conflict roadmap that will allow productive strategy for encouraging and following through with healthy conflict.  We will take a closer look at each individual's natural style to increase awareness and become better able to effectively navigate more effective conflict situations.  

#90166   $159
  SCC CBIZ, 103 H Woody
  T, Oct 12 9 AM - Noon

Sales & Marketing

Sales Manager
This course will teach you the theories behind effective sales management.  You will learn what skills are needed to be successful sales representatives and how these factors into building and leading a sales team.

  Online $1195


Marketing Your Business on the Internet
In this hands-on course, you'll discover proven methods for establishing an Internet presence and building a brand identity.  You'll learn to incorporate SEO, advertising, email, social media, and more to develop an effective Internet marketing plan for your business even with little money to spend.

  Online $115



HTML and CSS Series
Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5 - Learn how to create state-of-the-art Web sites using modern CSS3 and HTML5 techniques. Take your existing HTML skills to the next level and start building sites like the pros. If you want to survive and excel in the fast-paced world of Web publishing, you're going to need to keep up with ever-evolving standards. The new standard for Web developers is to use CSS3 and HTML5.

Online 72 Hours $299.00



Digital Marketing Suite
Marketing Your Business on the Internet - Find out how to market your business on the Internet, even if you have little or no money to spend! In this practical, hands-on course, you'll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You'll learn how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site's performance using Web analytics. You'll understand how to use online advertising, email marketing, and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your Web site. Finally, you'll learn how to keep your visitors coming back again and again!

Online 72 Hours $299.00


Using Social Media in Business
One of the biggest challenges for business owners is finding new customers. Over the past decade, some business owners have leveraged social media to do just that. Whether you're a social media novice or a seasoned veteran, this course will give you a solid foundation in social media marketing and using it to grow your business. In today's globally connected environment, social media is a game changer for businesses.

Online 24 Hours $115.00


Achieving Top Search Engine Positions
The vast majority of Web traffic comes from search engines. That means the most important thing you can do to increase your website's traffic is to improve its search engine ranking. To do that, you have to understand both the art and science of search engine optimization (SEO). In this course, you'll gain the knowledge you need to boost your website's visibility. By the end of the course, you'll have mastered proven, step-by-step SEO strategies that you can implement right away.

Online 24 Hours $115.00




Communication, Ethics, Confidentiality
This is the first course in preparation for the Para-educator Certificate.  In this course, the student will develop skills and strategies to enhance communication and examine situations where professionalism, ethical standards, and confidentiality will guild correct courses of action when working with colleagues, students, parents, and others.  This course is approved for the Paraeducator Certificate.

#90192 GPAEA Ottumwa - Virtual $217
   Th, Sep 21 - Oct 5 5 - 10 PM

Roles & Responsibilities
This is the second course in the Paraeducator Certificate Program.  The student will develop skills and strategies to assist, support and maintain safe environments, educational activities, team interventions, and technology integration when working with colleagues, students, parents, and others.  This course is approved for the Paraeducator Certificate.

#90193 GPAEA Ottumwa - Virtual $217
  Th, Oct 12 - 26 5 - 10 PM

Behavior Improvement
This is the third course in the Paraeducator Certificate Program.  The student will gain knowledge, skill, and strategies to assist, support, and maintain the positive social, emotional, and behavioral development of children. This course is approved for the Paraeducator Certificate.

#90194 GPAEA Ottumwa - Virtual $218
  Th, Nov 2 - 16 5 - 10 PM

Early Childhood Certificate Level I
This certificate equips individuals with an operational understanding of both historical and modern approaches to early childhood programs, covering the qualities and skills necessary for working with young children.  Health, safety, and nutrition are also discussed as factors which impact growth and development of children from birth to age eight.

  96 Hours, 24 Sessions  
  SCC CBIZ,111  
  Tue & Thu, Aug 10 - Dec 7 5:30 - 9:30 PM




Introduction to Early Childhood Education
This course is an overview of early childhood programs and curricula, historical and present, and an examination of qualities and skills necessary for working with young children. This course is approved for the Early Childhood Certificate Level I.

#90188   $1,075
  SCC CBIZ,111  
  T & Th, Aug 10 - Sep 16 5:30 - 9:30 PM




Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition
This course focuses on evidence-based concepts in the fields of health, safety, and nutrition, and their relations to the growth and development of the young child ages birth to eight.  This course blends current theory with problem solving, practical applications, and assessments.  The course includes collaboration with families and assesses the role of culture, language, and ability on health, safety, and nutrition decisions in early childhood settings. This course is approved for the Early Childhood Certificate Level I.

#90189   $1,075
  SCC CBIZ,111 N Theodore-Moad
  T & Th, Oct 24 - Dec 7 5:30 - 9:30 PM
  Class does not meet 11/21 & 11/23  




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